Category Archives: Packaging

P&G Unit Gets Patent On Counter Intuitive Low Pressure Approach

Procter & Gamble continues to build an interesting intellectual property portfolio for its recently established venture into injection molding—a Hamilton, Ohio-based company called iMFLUX. The newest patent is [..]

North America, Packaging ,

Dow: China Up 10%, PE Markets look Firm

Strong demand in packaging, transportation and construction are propelling growth for plastics and other performance materials at Dow, contributing to strong profitably, which is also getting a push [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, HDPE, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , , ,

Unilever Uses IML Compression In The Mold

Procter & Gamble has been getting most of the press for low pressure thin-wall packaging developments, but Unilever is also in the game. Unilever started working on new [..]

Compression, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Packaging , ,

Low Pressure Is Hot In Package Molding

Low pressure molding is gaining in importance as a way to improve productivity in the production of high-volume, thin-walled packaging. Procter & Gamble is developing low pressure injection [..]

Automation/Robotics, Compression, Design, Injection compression, Molds & Moldmaking, Packaging, polypropylene, Stack , , , , , ,

Metabolix Digs Its Way Back, Shovelful By Shovelful

Use of bioplastics continues to grow, but the path to commercialization is generally quite different from what was envisioned 10 years ago. Metabolix, a PHA developer spun off [..]

Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, North America, Packaging ,

Just What Is A ‘Sustainable’ Plastic?

One of the interesting outcomes of Lego’s three-year-old effort to replace ABS in its iconic building block toys may be a new—and significantly more meaningful—definition of what constitutes [..]

Europe, Packaging ,

Glass Recycling Shatters, Creating Opening for Klear Can

The Milacron Klear Can, an injection molded see-through plastic can, is hitting the market at a propitious time. Compared to metal cans, the clarified polypropylene “can” contains no bisphenol [..]

Packaging ,

Metabolix Pulls Plug On Plant, Scales Back to Conserve Cash

Bioplastics development continues to sputter as the economics for volume applications weaken. In early November of last year, executives of bioplastics developer Metabolix said: “We remain on-track to [..]

Bioplastics, Management, North America, Packaging ,

Husky Showcases HyPET HPP5 at NPE2015

NPE2015, which will be held March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida, will be a showcase for Husky Injection Molding system’s new preform molding system called  HyPET HPP5, which was [..]

Packaging ,

More Safety Testing Needed on Chemicals Prior to Introduction

New research further muddies the waters about the safety of a certain class of plastics used in bottles and food can lining.  Researchers at the University of Calgary [..]

Medical, North America, Packaging, Polycarbonate , , , ,